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Old 01-30-2013, 07:29 AM   #1
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Picking up Kids at Orlando Airport MCO ?

We have to pickup my Daughter and her family at the Orlando airport. They will be flying Jetblue. We would like to park, meet them, help them with there baggage and then to the car. Is there any tips you can help us with to make this easier ? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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If you are staying onsite why not let them take the Magical Express and you won't have to deal with the luggage. Disney will deliver it to their room.
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Know what side of the airport their baggage carousels are on. As you approach, there are separate roadways and parking lots for the A side and the B side. Imagine an array of loop the loops to drive to the other side of the football stadium if you happened to drive in on the wrong side.

Meanwhile, passengers getting off the airport trams and exiting security will come into the rectangular main terminal at one end or the other, almost halfway between the A side and the B side.

Figure out exactly where you will meet. Keep in mind that many carousels look alike. Many escalators look alike. This can cause confusion if you are not careful. Also there are two of some of the stores so arranging to meet "in front of The Disney Store" does not guarantee an unambiguous meeting place.

Have cell phones charged and ready. They can be a lifesaver when trying to rendezvous.

You really do not get a half hour of free parking. If you are unable to get out within 29 minutes, the next increment of time is front end loaded, like Disney park tickets, so the effective cost per hour is not reduced. Meeting family is not an appropriate time to beat the clock.
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I 'believe' Jetblue arrives on Side A so you would have to go to that side and park your car. My best advice would be to meet them at baggage claim.. That's what my son did and it worked beautifully.
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